Another law enforcement application for the LightSpeed binocular communication system could be in disaster situations. "The classic example is Katrina," Volfson says. "All other forms of communication went down and were unavailable."
Volfson continues to peer into the future from his High Bluff laboratory. Although much work is required, Volfson says FSO technologies could be adapted to tactical vehicular applications, where it would provide a reliable inter-vehicle communication link under a variety of field conditions.
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